The Summit at Rockwood South Hill
Architect: Perkins Eastman and NAC Architecture
Owner: Rockwood Retirement Communities
Location: Spokane, Washington
Rockwood’s conviction that wellness is at the heart of their mission inspired the architects to integrate Biophilic design principles that reflect the eight dimensions of wellness, and offer residents and staff a place that instills a sense of vitality. On the interior, designers shaped the main corridor to emulate the flow of a river, reminiscent of the Spokane River, and called it “The Riverwalk,” which allows users to experience the spatiality of natural shapes and fosters a place-based, spiritual relationship with the geographically and ecologically verdant, hydrophilic Pacific Northwest.